COVID-19 : Texas puts it in “pause” its déconfinement the face of the rebound of the epidemic

COVID-19 : le Texas met en «pause» son déconfinement face au rebond de l’épidémie

The governor of Texas announced Thursday, to “pause” the process of déconfinement underway in this Southern State of the United States in the face of ” the recent increase in cases of COVID-19 and hospital admissions observed.

“This temporary pause will help our State to contain the spread until we can enter the new phase of re-opening for the businesses,” said governor Greg Abbott in a press release, asking people to wear masks and observe rules of social distancing.

“As a State, the last thing we want is to go back in and close the shops “, he added.

Texas is one of the first u.s. States to have re-opened its economy. As soon as the 1st of may, restaurants, shopping centers and stores were able to reopen at a reduced capacity. Bars, hairdressing salons and aesthetics had followed suit in the following weeks.

The statement of the governor comes at a time when restaurants have the right to host 75 % of their capacity in the usual way.

Greg Abbott has also paused from Friday surgeries are not essential in the larger cities of the State ” to ensure that hospitals in these counties continue to have a sufficient number of beds available to treat patients with COVID-19 “.

Texas is part of the States of the southern United States, where the epidemic is experiencing a strong rebound since the beginning of the month of June. The local authorities reported Wednesday, 5551 new cases of coronavirus in a day, a record figure.

In total since the beginning of the epidemic, Texas has state 125 921 cases and 2249 death.

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